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 ===== Pindar'​s Ochre Pit Rediscovered ===== ===== Pindar'​s Ochre Pit Rediscovered =====
- ​====  ​Hawkesbury River National Park. ====+**Hawkesbury River National Park**
  
-by Frank Woodgate.+by Frank Woodgate
  
 |Date:​|23-24 July 1983.| |Date:​|23-24 July 1983.|
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 The walk commenced at 9.51 am with a jump from the train at Wondabyne for some of the party due to the shortness of the platform and the excess length of the last carriage of the train. After a sharp climb up to the ridge from the station we were down past Pindars Cave by lunch time. We set up our camp above the 100 metres level in order to avoid any risk of the plague of mosquitoes usually abounding in the area in the warmer weather. Wild flowers, including pink boronia in particular, were in abundance. The walk commenced at 9.51 am with a jump from the train at Wondabyne for some of the party due to the shortness of the platform and the excess length of the last carriage of the train. After a sharp climb up to the ridge from the station we were down past Pindars Cave by lunch time. We set up our camp above the 100 metres level in order to avoid any risk of the plague of mosquitoes usually abounding in the area in the warmer weather. Wild flowers, including pink boronia in particular, were in abundance.
  
-In the afternoon we descended the rill on which we were camped and entered the gully proper. The idea was to negotiate the gully, which is very rough in parts, without packs. ​ The gully contains a great variety of vegetation between the falls and the end, where it runs into the salt water of Mooney Mooney Creek. ​ +In the afternoon we descended the rill on which we were camped and entered the gully proper. The idea was to negotiate the gully, which is very rough in parts, without packs. ​ The gully contains a great variety of vegetation between the falls and the end, where it runs into the salt water of Mooney Mooney Creek. ​This includes sassafras, ferns, dendrobiums,​ etc. We followed the shore of the bay into which the gully turns and found a few edible oysters. There was also what appeared to be an old foundation excavation which is possibly the house site shown on the C.M.A. map at the north side at the entrance to the bay.
  
-pages 4 - 7 missing\\  +From the point we climbed to the top of Oxide Ridge to return to our campsite. This allowed us to avoid the heavy scrub and low cliffs at the south side of the gully. The light was fading as we sought our camp and after a few anxious moments when we dropped back down again we found the rill which we had come down earlier. Carol was the first to spot our tents. We soon had a blazing fire going to celebrate our return and to counteract a few showers of light rain that began to fall.
-first 1  1/2 paras from p8 missing+
  
 +On Sunday morning we shouldered our packs and climbed Oxide Ridge again to follow it towards its southern extremity. On the way up the ridge Laurie spotted an excavation in the hillside. This was an open cut into the hillside approximately 20 metres in by 4 metres wide. The floor of the pit was littered with orange yellow rocks which presumably are the material which was mined as ochre. A wrought iron core extractor was near the pit and could reach 6 metres depth with the extension fitted.
  
-last few miles even if we do them on hands and knees,'​ said Colin. So I set out that morning with that simple programme and not much else in mind: 40 miles to goAverage 3 mph - 13 his walkingplus half an hour for dinner ​and perhaps teaShould finish by 8.00 pm.+We did not see any evidence of how the ochre was transported from the pitHoweveron an earlier visit to the area, remains of a fence were seen west of the cave, so presumably horses or cattle were once on site. The top of the ridge is well grassed in places ​and may have.been clearedThe Pindar brothers after whom the area is named are rumoured to have been interned as aliens in 1914 and did not return to the area.
  
-"​....'​Look,' said Colin, '​I'​m going out with Garth to Picton.'​\\ ​+We followed Oxide Ridge, which abounded in boronias, bracken and rock lilies, to a spur from which one can look directly along the tollway bridge on the Newcastle-Sydney Expressway. The return route was identical to the outward journey. 
 + 
 +This area of Brisbane Water National Park is relatively undisturbed except for rip marks made by wild pigs. For a location close to Sydney it has a lot to offer. However, like many areas off track, it can be very rough and because there are many similar ridges requires careful navigation. 
 + 
 +A further visit is planned for, the future at approximately the same time in 1984, when a variation of the route will be attempted. 
 + 
 +**Congratulations** to Errol Sheedy and Jean Snow who were married on lst October. 
 + 
 + 
 +===== Obituary - David Ingram ===== 
 + 
 +by Jim Brown  
 + 
 +The sudden death on 27th September of David Ingram took from our Club one of those people who can truly be described as “quiet achievers”. Perhaps David will not be remembered as the leader of, or participant in, the longest and most strenuous walks, although those who have walked with him only in recent years may be surprised at the calibre of some of the trips he undertook in the 1940s and 1950s. On the other hand, since his election to membership in 1945, he has been both a steady walker and worker with and for the Club. 
 + 
 +He had a profound knowledge of the bushlands near Sydney, of its local history and its outstanding display of flowering plants, but above all he had a remarkable and enviable talent for looking after new and inexperienced walkers, and ensuring that their introduction to the game was as informative and as painless as possible. And, as any regular day-walker will know, some of our most respected members were very, very green when they first joined us. This is where our all-too-few David Ingrams leave their mark. 
 + 
 +In his workaday life David spent most of his years with the Department of Motor Transport, retiring about ten years ago as one of its Senior Officers. His work had taken him to almost all of the Motor Registries throughout the State because, as a bachelor, the supervising staff officer soon found he could be despatched anywhere at short notice if a Registry Officer fell ill or had to be relieved. I remember him once chuckling over the fact that he had enjoyed four Labour Day Holidays in one year (at Lithgow, Newcastle, Broken Hill and Kogarah) and the staff officer “couldn'​t do a thing about it”.  
 + 
 +Apart from his working career, David had a wide range of interests. He enjoyed good music, the ballet, folk dancing, and also played a part in the formation and operation of the Railway Museum at Thirlmere, where old steam locomotives and rolling stock of bygone years are maintained and used on special tours. The wildflower garden at the Museum became his particular care. During periods of long service leave and after retirement David travelled quite extensively in Australia and overseas.  
 + 
 +No doubt I could write of his spell of duty as Club Secretary in 1961/62, of the many day walks he led where he often managed to cover new ground or introduced some interesting variation of an otherwise familiar trip. Of course, this was valuable work for the Club, but to my mind it is less important if you measure it against the many trips that made new people feel at home, comfortable,​ accepted, and part of the team.  
 + 
 +To his surviving relations, the Club offers its sympathy: and also to fellow member John Holly, in the loss of a close friend and a walking companion of more than thirty good years. 
 + 
 +===== Conservation Notes ===== 
 + 
 + by Alex Colley  
 + 
 +Jim Brown has said all that needs to be said on the Franklin River verdict in his verses in the August issue of the magazine. The High Court could have made a contrary decision on legal grounds, but there is no justification on national or international grounds for allowing an anti-conservationist State to continue bashing the national and world heritage. If the States will not do the right thing in protecting the world heritage, the Commonwealth can.  
 + 
 +This fact inspired two important decisions at the Australian Conservation Foundation'​s Third Wilderness Conference held at Katoomba. One was to press for a national wilderness survey. There have been some state surveys, but most of the continent has not been examined, and it is essential to know what is worth saving before it is too late. The Colong Committee applied for a substantial grant for this purpose earlier in the year. The second was for the formation of a National Wilderness Committee consisting of delegates from the A.C.F., Wilderness Society and Colong Committee, plus other interested bodies, under the auspices of the A.C.F. The Colong Committee has also proposed that there should be a National Wilderness Act to enable the Commonwealth to co-operate with the States in protecting wilderness areas. 
 + 
 +Nearer to home a battle is in progress for the preservation of the Blue Mountains. Much of the escarpment is already scarred by urban development,​ while all the streams originating near the mountain towns are badly polluted. The Blue Mountains City Council has recently approved land rezoning for a resort centre including a building 300 metres long and up to 20 metres high, a parking area for 798 cars together with a retirement village, tennis courts, cabins, etc. on a headland within the Valley of the Waters at Wentworth Falls. The attraction of the site to the developer is, of course, the view, which includes Kings Tableland, Kedumba and Mount Solitary. The site was once a reserve and later made available to the Leura Golf Club. The fine view for those sitting in the resort will be spoilt for those looking in the opposite direction, largely walkers.  
 + 
 +According to the consultants commissioned by the Council, this doesn'​t matter. They looked at the Hydro-Majestic from Hargraves Lookout, 4 1/2 km away, and concluded that, because Mount Solitary was 6 km from the resort, “its visual impact would be less”. The extra 1 3/4 km, however, lends no enchantment. Another reason why, according to the consultants,​ the reverse view didn't matter, was because Mount Solitary ​"is accessible only on foot“In other words, walkers don't countThere is strong opposition to the development from all the Blue Mountains conservation societies and a large proportion of the residents. 
 + 
 +Another development being opposed is for a large sand mine at Bell, which would inevitably pollute the Wollongambe. 
 + 
 +Myles Dunphy O.B.E., the father of wilderness conservation in Australia, and co-founder, with Jack Debert, of the S.B.W., has accepted the invitation of the Colong Committee to become its Patron. In its invitation to Myles to become its patron the Committee wrote that “Its main task has been to continue the work of the National Parks and Primitive Areas Council, in particular to secure and protect the national parks which you planned”. Myles replied “I appreciate the honour of receiving such an invitation and I accept with pleasure. I am glad to know that the work I and others began so many years ago is still being carried on so effectively”.  
 + 
 +===== An Epic Journey of the Past ===== 
 + 
 +Extracts made by Gordon Lee (with his comment) of an article first published in the October 1955 edition of The Sydney Bushwalker entitled: 
 + 
 +==== Katoomba to Picton The Hard Way - 130 Miles ==== 
 + 
 +by Dot Butler 
 + 
 +“Now I'm all in favour of long endurance walks occasionally - say once or twice in a lifetime; it gives the walker some idea of the stuff he's made of and boosts his confidence in his own strength, mental even more than physical, for there'​s no question that when physical weariness calls to the body to give up; it's the will that keeps one going to the end. That's why we gave support to Geoff Wagg on his original 85 miler - such walks are good for the morale of the Club.”  
 + 
 +Two previous efforts to do the same trip had foundered. The first by misadventure. Leaders, who, as they still seem to do, dashed off to wait at a certain point, had waited and waited. It seems the stragglers, to make up for lost time, had taken a short cut, bypassing the leaders. By the time this was sorted out there wasn't sufficient time to do the trip. The second (a private trip) was abandoned because of 26“ of rain in 24 hours - the Coxs ran a 30' banker. So this third attempt was set down for the first week in September. G.L.  
 + 
 +“We left it too late to book an the Fish so we caught the Chips [ask an old hand to explain. G.L.] and at 8.30 pm we stepped out smartly for Devil'​s Hole….”  
 + 
 +They made the Coxs, walked a mile down the river and were bedded down by midnight. G.L. 
 + 
 +"... we were away by 6.00 am with destination (we hope) 50 miles away. .... In next to no time we were at Kanangra and then the Kowmung Junction. It seemed very early for lunch but we settled down to our bread and cheese....” Now we were at Harry'​s Hump with Colin climbing up an orange tree and getting stuck in a fork, and Garth having to thump his boot out to release him. He threw down a great heap of oranges then off with boots and socks and we sat in the grass and we ate oranges and oranges and oranges. I still maintain that 25 oranges at a sitting are 10 too many, but Colin blames drinking Cox water, or a stray wog from home, or anything except sour orange juice for the fact that he spent Monday alternating between bed and outhouse."​ 
 + 
 +“Then heigh ho for Bimlow. The road went on and on, as no doubt you know, and so did we, and about 8.30 pm we struck Bimlow. We settled on a nice grassy bank then we sat in our sleeping bags and gorged on pre-cooked chops, bread and butter, tinned fruit and cream, and despite barking dogs dawn by the store, we slept like logs till 5.00 am.” 
 + 
 +Dot was the only one wearing sandshoes, but had brought along her hobnailed mountaineering boots (G.L) ".... then carried the damn heavy things on my back. for 50 miles down the Coxs, but now with the greatest of pleasure I wrapped them in a half tent due to be jettisoned and a piece of plastic groundsheet and stowed them on a floor beam under the Bimlow store. Will probably retrieve them somehow, some day.” 
 + 
 +“With packs containing now only lunch, sleeping bag and a few minor oddments we hit the road once more. The boys were having trouble with their heavy clinkered boots And much as I would like to think in terms of romance of the open road, I'm afraid I must agree that the modern description 'road bash' is much more realistic and to the point.” 
 + 
 +“Garth had decided that the 85 miles that were good enough for Geoff'​s crowd were good enough for him too, and it was Picton for him..... Colin, however, had planned for a hundred mile weekend, and the itinerary was to be up the Nattai, up Starlight'​s Track to Hill Top, then a few extra miles along the main road to make up the even hundred - 'And we'll do those last few miles even if we do them on hands and knees,' said Colin. So I set out that morning with that simple programme and not much else in mind: 40 miles to go. Average 3 mph - 13 hours walking, plus half an hour for dinner and perhaps tea. Should finish by 8.00 pm.” 
 + 
 +"​...'​Look' said Colin, '​I'​m going out with Garth to Picton!'​\\ ​
 "'​What!!!'​ said I. '​You'​ve planned this 100 miler for 6 months!...'​I'​ll lend.you my sandshoes and I'll walk barefoot.'​\\ ​ "'​What!!!'​ said I. '​You'​ve planned this 100 miler for 6 months!...'​I'​ll lend.you my sandshoes and I'll walk barefoot.'​\\ ​
 "'​No.'​ said Colin, 'But you go on. I'll go into Picton with Garth.'"​ "'​No.'​ said Colin, 'But you go on. I'll go into Picton with Garth.'"​
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 "​However,​ the few cars that passed no doubt thought I was out for a light canter for the good of my health and passed on. Ha! But what's this I see crawling up the hill in low gear? - a bulk concrete truck with a convenient girder for a perch at the ready. How easy it was to sit down. It wasn't till the vehicle reached the brow of the hill and whizzed off at 60 mph that the brain began to function."​ "​However,​ the few cars that passed no doubt thought I was out for a light canter for the good of my health and passed on. Ha! But what's this I see crawling up the hill in low gear? - a bulk concrete truck with a convenient girder for a perch at the ready. How easy it was to sit down. It wasn't till the vehicle reached the brow of the hill and whizzed off at 60 mph that the brain began to function."​
  
-"Hell, what an asinine thing to do! How do you think you're ever going to get off? - it might go 50 miles in the wrong direction before it slows up on another hill Ahat last the concrete juggernaut changed down for a steep pull and I vacated my perch with relief. A man and his son who had thought it was all one huge joke swung open their car door and in I leapt, and so through to Liverpool at 60/70 mph .... In to Liverpool still in one piece - just in time to catch a train right through to Wahroonga, and so I was home almost before the train would have left Picton."​+"Hell, what an asinine thing to do! How do you think you're ever going to get off? - it might go 50 miles in the wrong direction before it slows up on another hill.  Ahat last the concrete juggernaut changed down for a steep pull and I vacated my perch with relief. A man and his son who had thought it was all one huge joke swung open their car door and in I leapt, and so through to Liverpool at 60/70 mph .... In to Liverpool still in one piece - just in time to catch a train right through to Wahroonga, and so I was home almost before the train would have left Picton."​
  
 "And now what have we to say for ourself? Well, long walks such as the one described are possible, and no great hardship physically, provided the footwear is suitable, but the 'life is real, life is earnest'​ is a bit hard to take and leaves no time for fun, and when it's all said and done, fun is essential."​ "And now what have we to say for ourself? Well, long walks such as the one described are possible, and no great hardship physically, provided the footwear is suitable, but the 'life is real, life is earnest'​ is a bit hard to take and leaves no time for fun, and when it's all said and done, fun is essential."​
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 This account speaks for itself. There is nothing I can add except to say that Dot at the time was only in her 40s. Had I been around at that time I would certainly not have had the temerity to match her walking ability. I like to consider myself a Dot Butler fan and an always eager to hear of her exploits. Each new addition to the already long list never ceases to amaze me. Her inclusion in the "​International Who's Who of Women" is a compliment to a very worthy person.\\ ​ This account speaks for itself. There is nothing I can add except to say that Dot at the time was only in her 40s. Had I been around at that time I would certainly not have had the temerity to match her walking ability. I like to consider myself a Dot Butler fan and an always eager to hear of her exploits. Each new addition to the already long list never ceases to amaze me. Her inclusion in the "​International Who's Who of Women" is a compliment to a very worthy person.\\ ​
 Gordon Lee. Gordon Lee.
 +
 +**---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------**
  
 This article seems to beg a response from other members. Surely the Tiger Walker spirit - or something pretty close - is alive and active among us. Comments are invited: ​ EDITOR. This article seems to beg a response from other members. Surely the Tiger Walker spirit - or something pretty close - is alive and active among us. Comments are invited: ​ EDITOR.
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 We thought readers would like to enjoy another extract from Dot's article, and to see that despite the pressure she had time to enjoy the beauty of the bush  We thought readers would like to enjoy another extract from Dot's article, and to see that despite the pressure she had time to enjoy the beauty of the bush
  
-"... and at 8.30 stepped out smartly for Devil'​s Hole. The night was overcast, but a full moon behind white clouds cast a diffused glow over the country, and after descending the Devil'​s Hole we had no further need of torches. We stopped for a brief Howdy-do with walkers camped at the Old Hotel Site, then on and down Black Jerry'​s,​ where Garth, with his great memory for detail, recalled the route we had prospected some weeks ago by identifying each gate we encountered by its lock, be it a chunk of wood or a bolt, be it round at the end, be it square, be it shiny, be it rusty, or what. The same sheep as chased Jim and Kevin ba-a-a-ahed at us, the Paddock Love grass which had scented the night air on Geoff 's trip was now golden in death, but the briar rose bushes with their poignant nostalgic perfume were the same as always, scenting the air as we dropped down to where the Coxs gleamed in the moonlight. We walked about a mile along the river bank and camped in a thicket of flowering blackthorn. Ten minutes to cut a heap of bracken, a swift dip to disperse the dust of travel, then we demolished a slab of cake, set Colin'​s alarm watch for 5a.m., and were sound asleep by midnight."​+"... and at 8.30 stepped out smartly for Devil'​s Hole. The night was overcast, but a full moon behind white clouds cast a diffused glow over the country, and after descending the Devil'​s Hole we had no further need of torches. We stopped for a brief Howdy-do with walkers camped at the Old Hotel Site, then on and down Black Jerry'​s,​ where Garth, with his great memory for detail, recalled the route we had prospected some weeks ago by identifying each gate we encountered by its lock, be it a chunk of wood or a bolt, be it round at the end, be it square, be it shiny, be it rusty, or what. The same sheep as chased Jim and Kevin ba-a-a-ahed at us, the Paddock Love grass which had scented the night air on Geoff 's trip was now golden in death, but the briar rose bushes with their poignant nostalgic perfume were the same as always, scenting the air as we dropped down to where the Coxs gleamed in the moonlight. We walked about a mile along the river bank and camped in a thicket of flowering blackthorn. Ten minutes to cut a heap of bracken, a swift dip to disperse the dust of travel, then we demolished a slab of cake, set Colin'​s alarm watch for 5 am, and were sound asleep by midnight."​
  
-"We awoke in the scented dawn to countless thousands of lime green flowers scattered all over the prickle bushes - there is some good in blackthorn after all. Breakfast was cornflakes and such like out of a box. Colin, remarking that he was about to slit the throat of the sacred caw, opened a tin of condensed milk with a knife.. One cow per meal was the order of things - the expendable cow. We rounded off breakfast with a pre-cooked chop or sausage, then the sleeping bags were stuffed into packs and we were away by 6a.m. with destination Bimlow (we hope) - 50 miles away. The day was cool and invigorating,​ and although the various river crossings were cold and often deep - up to the neck on several occasions - nevertheless they were very welcome as our constant steady pace kept us warmed up."+"We awoke in the scented dawn to countless thousands of lime green flowers scattered all over the prickle bushes - there is some good in blackthorn after all. Breakfast was cornflakes and such like out of a box. Colin, remarking that he was about to slit the throat of the sacred caw, opened a tin of condensed milk with a knife. One cow per meal was the order of things - the expendable cow. We rounded off breakfast with a pre-cooked chop or sausage, then the sleeping bags were stuffed into packs and we were away by 6 am with destination Bimlow (we hope) - 50 miles away. The day was cool and invigorating,​ and although the various river crossings were cold and often deep - up to the neck on several occasions - nevertheless they were very welcome as our constant steady pace kept us warmed up."
  
 ===== Social Notes for November ===== ===== Social Notes for November =====
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 by Jo Van Sommers. by Jo Van Sommers.
  
-November 16 -  Club Auction with Charlie ("I can sell anything!) Brown. Bring something, buy something. Camping gear, household items, paperbacks, costume jewellery - anything. Items of value may have a reserve price for owner, anything above that goes to the Club. Enquiries to Dot Butler. +|November 16-  Club Auction with Charlie ("I can sell anything!") Brown. Bring something, buy something. Camping gear, household items, paperbacks, costume jewellery - anything. Items of value may have a reserve price for owner, anything above that goes to the Club. Enquiries to Dot Butler.| 
- +|November 23- Wine, Cheese and Nuts Night. Please bring samples of the edibles, labelled. Impress your friends with esoteric delicacies: The Club provides the wine.| 
-November 23 - Wine, Cheese and Nuts Night. Please bring samples of the edibles, labelled. Impress your friends with esoteric delicacies: The Club provides the wine. +|November 30- Select your Christmas presents from the books, calendars and photo-essays compiled by members of the Tasmanian Wilderness Society. Wine will be provided - just bring money!|
- +
-November 30 - Select your Christmas presents from the books, calendars and photo-essays compiled by members of the Tasmanian Wilderness Society. Wine will be provided - just bring money:+
  
 **Dinner** before the meeting at Phuoung Vietnamese Restaurant, 87 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest. B.Y.O. ​ 6.30 pm sharp, please! **Dinner** before the meeting at Phuoung Vietnamese Restaurant, 87 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest. B.Y.O. ​ 6.30 pm sharp, please!
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 Where have all the Tigers gone? Where have all the Tigers gone?
  
-INSTRUCTIONAL WEEKEND+===== Instructional Weekend =====
  
-YALWAL ​- Bundundah Creek - Corroboree Flat (Base camp). 18/​19/​20 ​NOVEMBER.\\  +Yalwal ​- Bundundah Creek - Corroboree Flat (Base camp). 18/​19/​20 ​November.\\  
-TONY MARSHALL ​and BILL HOLLAND ​are arranging talks on Map Reading, Camp Craft and First Aid on this weekend, as a help for Prospective Members.\\ ​+Tony Marshall ​and Bill Holland ​are arranging talks on Map Reading, Camp Craft and First Aid on this weekend, as a help for Prospective Members.\\ ​
 Please pass this information on to any Prospectives you may meet on any trips. Please pass this information on to any Prospectives you may meet on any trips.
  
-CONGRATULATIONS ​to Geoff and Chris Davidson on the birth of their first+**Congratulations** ​to Geoff and Chris Davidson on the birth of their first
 child, a son, Alex James on 23rd September. child, a son, Alex James on 23rd September.
  
-WANTED ​by George Gray - a copy of the S.B.W. magazine for August '82 and also one for August '83.+**Wanted** ​by George Gray - a copy of the S.B.W. magazine for August '82 and also one for August '83.
  
-CROSSWORD PUZZLE. by Fazeley Read.+===== Crossword Puzzle ===== 
 + 
 +by Fazeley Read
  
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 ===== The 1983 F.B.W. Ball ===== ===== The 1983 F.B.W. Ball =====
  
-by Barbara Bruce.+by Barbara Bruce
  
 "On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined!"​ - Lord Byron. "On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined!"​ - Lord Byron.
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 Although it is very many years since I have been on the Club Committee, I am very aware of how much hard work is undertaken by the various people who make the Club run so successfully,​ and that is why I am putting forward these suggestions,​ hoping that they might be useful. Although it is very many years since I have been on the Club Committee, I am very aware of how much hard work is undertaken by the various people who make the Club run so successfully,​ and that is why I am putting forward these suggestions,​ hoping that they might be useful.
  
-Sincerely, ​KATH BROWN+Sincerely, ​Kath Brown
  
-ADDENDUM\\  +**Addendum**\\  
-1, NUMBER OF MEMBERS. ​+1, Number of Members\\
 During the last five years the Club membership has increased from 271 active members at January 1978 to 397 active members at January 1983 that is 126 more members or an increase of 47%. During the last five years the Club membership has increased from 271 active members at January 1978 to 397 active members at January 1983 that is 126 more members or an increase of 47%.
  
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 and also to sell in camping gear shops.) and also to sell in camping gear shops.)
  
-2, NUMBER OF MEETINGS.\\ +2, Number of Meetings\\ 
 (a) All office-bearers and committee members are expected to attend 12 Committee Meetings per year.\\ ​ (a) All office-bearers and committee members are expected to attend 12 Committee Meetings per year.\\ ​
 (b) The President, Secretary, Treasurer and certain other office bearers are also expected to attend 12 General Meetings per year.\\ ​ (b) The President, Secretary, Treasurer and certain other office bearers are also expected to attend 12 General Meetings per year.\\ ​
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 If you have regard for the Welfare and preservation of the wildlife and natural beauty of this country you can further the cause by buying the following from the Colong Committee: If you have regard for the Welfare and preservation of the wildlife and natural beauty of this country you can further the cause by buying the following from the Colong Committee:
  
-THE NEW SOUTH WALES WILDERNESS CALENDAR.\\ +__**The New South Wales Wilderness Calendar**__\\ 
 A fine colour photograph by Henry Gold for each month. Space beneath each date for noting engagements or reminders.\\ ​ A fine colour photograph by Henry Gold for each month. Space beneath each date for noting engagements or reminders.\\ ​
-PRICE  $7.95, ​ including postage. 
  
-"WILD PLACES"​.\\ +Price  $7.95,  including postage. 
 + 
 +__**Wild Places**__\\ 
 A beautifully produced hardbound edition of 288 pages featuring an extensively researched text by Peter Prineas, former Director of the National Parks Association of New South Wales, and 110 large format duotone photographs by Henry Gold. The book also contains more than 20 detailed maps, an index and is extensively referenced. A beautifully produced hardbound edition of 288 pages featuring an extensively researched text by Peter Prineas, former Director of the National Parks Association of New South Wales, and 110 large format duotone photographs by Henry Gold. The book also contains more than 20 detailed maps, an index and is extensively referenced.
  
 The book covers 22 wilderness areas in eastern New South Wales, and these include most of the best walking areas. It draws extensively on the "​Sydney Bushwalker"​ magazine in its description of pioneering trips. The book covers 22 wilderness areas in eastern New South Wales, and these include most of the best walking areas. It draws extensively on the "​Sydney Bushwalker"​ magazine in its description of pioneering trips.
  
-PRICE $24.95, including postage.+Price $24.95, including postage.
  
-HOW THE RAINFOREST WAS SAVED.\\ +__**How the Rainforest Was Saved**__\\ 
 This book should be of interest to all active conservationists,​ because it gives a detailed description of the conduct of a very difficult, but successful campaign. It is also a fine example of citizen action. This book should be of interest to all active conservationists,​ because it gives a detailed description of the conduct of a very difficult, but successful campaign. It is also a fine example of citizen action.
  
-PRICE $5, including postage. ​+Price $5, including postage. ​
  
-THE COLONG BULLETIN.\\  +__**The Colong Bulletin**__\\  
-Subscriptions to the Bulletin, and the donations which usually accompany them are the chief source of the Committee'​s funds.+Subscriptions to the Bulletin, and the donations which usually accompany them are the chief source of the Committee'​s funds.\\ 
  
-ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION ​$5.+Annual subscription ​$5.
  
-The Wilderness Calendar and "Wild Places" ​are publications of great appeal to most people, conservationists or not. "How the Rainforest Was Saved, or an annual subscription to the Colong Bulletin, would be an appropriate present for wilderness enthusiasts.+The //Wilderness Calendar// and //Wild Places// are publications of great appeal to most people, conservationists or not. //How the Rainforest Was Saved//, or an annual subscription to the Colong Bulletin, would be an appropriate present for wilderness enthusiasts.
  
 These publications are available from the Colong Committee, 18 Argyle Street, Sydney, 2000. These publications are available from the Colong Committee, 18 Argyle Street, Sydney, 2000.
  
-Alex Colley will deliver the calendar and "Wild Places" ​to the club room to save you 95c postage.+Alex Colley will deliver the calendar and //Wild Places// to the club room to save you 95c postage.
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